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Neymar continues to cope with the pressure and carries on outshining Messi and Ronaldo in Brazil

Neymar is the man for Luiz Felipe Scolari
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Neymar's performances in his first World Cup have been nothing short of sensational and despite being just 22-year-olds, he has already scored more goals on the biggest international stage than the two best players in the World.

One, Argentina’s Lionel Messi, has just three goals in ten World Cup appearances. He scored in Germany 2006 against Serbia as a 19-year-old, while in this tournament he has two goals against Iran and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Messi failed to fire in the 2010 tournament and has so far been overshadowed by his Barcelona team mate in this tournament.

Meanwhile Cristiano Ronaldo, the 2013 Ballon d’Or winner has yet to score in Brazil and has only two World Cup strikes in 12 matches.

The Real Madrid attacker scored against Iran in 2006 whilst in South Africa 2010 he found the net against North Korea.

It makes the performances of Neymar even more sensational and considering the enormous weight of expectation of his shoulders, it shows the youngster is able to cope with almost anything.

His 35 goals in 52 games for Brazil is stunning and he could go on to break all records should he carry on with his current trajectory.

For now, however, Neymar is focused on winning his country the World Cup and what seems certain after viewing his record is that he won’t buckle under the pressure.


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